New Polish Writing
Chopin Productions

New Polish Writing featuring Natasza Goerke (short story writer); Ryszard Krynicki (key figure of the "Generation of '68"); Piotr Sommer (poet, translator and Editor in Chief "Literatuta na Swiecie")


11/7/00 - 11/7/00


New Polish Writing: Natasza Goerke - young polish short story writer; Ryszard Krynicki - was a key figure of the "Generation of '68"; Piotr Sommer - is a poet, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Literatuta na Swiecie", and key translator of American and British poets.

Natasza Goerke (b. 1960) has publisjed three books of short prose characterized by narrative experiment, absurdic humor, and her engagement with Tibetan Buddhism. Her most recent book is "Pozegnanie Plazmy"(Czarne, 1999). A selection of her work in English is forthcoming as Farewells to Plasma" from Twisted Spoon Press (Prague, 2001).

Ryszard Krynicki (b. 1943) was a key figure of the "Generation of '68", and was blacklisted from official publications from 1975 until the fall of Communism. In addition to his work as a poet and, more recently, as a publisher of poetry, he is an acclaimed translator of Paul Celan, with whom his own poetry shares an intensity of attention to language.

Piotr Sommer(b. 1948) is a poet, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Literatura na Swiecie"(World Literature), and a key translator of American and British poets. His most recent book, "Piosenka pasterska", was published last year. A selection of his work in English translation is available as "Things to Translate and Other Poems"(Bloodaxe, 1991)

Performers
Natasza Goerke, Ryszard Krynicki, Piotr Sommer

Tags: Literary, Polish, New Europe, 2000